21 ICONS South Africa, the 21 week long multimedia project by photographer/filmmaker Adrian Steirn, comes to a close with one of the nation’s most beloved storytellers, Gcina Mhlope.
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The penultimate edition of 21 ICONS South Africa features master tracker Karel Benadie, who has been on the spoor of animals and plants his whole life.
On World Aids Day, 21 ICONS South Africa featured activist Zackie Achmat, co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign and the man who fearlessly took the fight for affordable and accessible antiretroviral drugs to governments and big pharmaceuticals — and won.
Widely recognised as the grandfather of South African theatre, the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and director John Kani is featured in this edition of 21 ICONS South Africa.
Adrian Steirn’s portrait of HIV positive athlete Evelina Tshabalala for 21 ICONS: South Africa captures the essence of a woman who keeps fighting no matter what life throws at her.
The late Phillip Tobias, a Professor Emeritus of anatomy, human biology and paleoanthropology, and one of South Africa’s finest scientists, is honoured in this edition of 21 ICONS: South Africa.
Regarded as one of the most dynamic and exciting contemporary fine artists not only at home in South Africa, but also in the rest of the world, William Kentridge is the latest to be featured in the 21 ICONS South Africa project.
International golf champion, sport ambassador and philanthropist Gary Player is the latest addition to 21 ICONS South Africa; a multi-media campaign by photographer/filmmaker Adrian Steirn.
The irrepressible Yvonne Chaka Chaka is spotlighted in the 13th edition of photographer/filmmaker Adrian Steirn’s 21 ICONS South Africa.
Mmakgabo Mmapula Sebidi, or Helen Sebidi, is one of South Africa’s most collectable artists and the latest icon to be featured in Adrian Steirn’s 21 ICONS South Africa.
Adrian Steirn’s portrait of Johnny Clegg for 21 ICONS South Africa was taken at the Cradle of Humankind, showing the musician brandishing a spear adorned with the words ‘music’ and ‘anthropology’ – two interests that have shaped his life’s work.
Trumpeter, singer, composer, and two-time Grammy award nominee, Hugh Ramopolo Masekela is the first of three musicians to be featured in filmmaker/photographer Adrian Steirn’s project 21 ICONS South Africa
For 21 ICONS, staunch defender of human rights and advocate whose work in law has left an indelible mark on South Africa, George Bizos tells photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn about his remarkable life and the process that went into the drafting of the South African constitution.
The youngest Rivonia trialist, Ahmed Kathrada, shares his journey from struggle hero to Member of Parliament in this edition of Adrian Steirn’s 21 ICONS South Africa.
Nobel prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer shares her wisdom in the 7th installment of filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn’s 21 ICONS South Africa.